For months, Chicago magazine has been running "Top 40" lists to celebrate their 40th anniversary and highlight the best Chicago films, music, art and now--architecture.
In an effort to prove that "Chicago reigns as the country's architectural king," Chicago mag's Geoffrey Johnson points to structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Daniel Burnham--among many others.
"Nothing defines the city more than its architecture," writes Johnson, who limited the list to buildings that are still standing. Here are ten of the beautiful Chicago structures that made the cut. Check out the full list, explanations by Johnson and more photos here.